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December Trip & Christmas Celebrations

Sue, Steve, Dorrial, Randy, and Rita traveled to Russia to celebrate Christmas with orphans and special needs children at 3 facilities and one school that Fory Charitable Trust works with. We had a white Christmas! Luda, Sergey, Vadim, and Emma did a great job sharing about the birth of Jesus. The team then did crafts with the children (angels, Santa beards, candy cane reindeer). Dorrial made animal balloons and Randy juggled oranges to entertain the children and staff. And thanks to the generous donations of our supporters, we had the joy of seeing the happiness on the childrens' faces when they received their Christmas boxes. We also celebrated Christmas with staff and residents of the transitional housing program we support. A delicious meal was followed by games and the exchange of Secret Santa gifts. We also celebrated with members of a local church where Randy sang Mary Did You Know and the choir and congregation joined him in singing Silent Night. A great time was had by all!

Video of Vadim sharing about his work with orphans in Nizhny.

Easter Celebration

Art Therapy - Special Needs Children

July, 2017 Russia Trip
A team of 5 traveled to Russia in July to assist with summer camps. We first worked with a local church at their camp and assisted with craft projects for 50 children. Three days were spent working with special needs children and children from neighboring homes that were in difficult situations. We toured the science museum and visited the horse therapy facility where a sophisticated acrobatic program was presented by members of the Cossack Horse Club. Children were then allowed to ride a horse if they so desired. A newspaper reporter and photographer were at the presentation and interviewed us. They published a picture and a nice article about the team and what we do on the first page of their newspaper on the Web. Our last day with these children was spent at a park in the local woods where we enjoyed playing various games with the children and enjoyed a delicious picnic with the staff and children. The last day found us working with younger children at a shelter care facility. Various activities included face painting, play dough, Frisbee toss, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, and throwing and kicking balls. The smiles and laughter from the children lit up our day as we realized even the most simple of activities were entertaining to these precious children.

Summer Camp for Orphans